Editor’s Pick: Eames Inspired Chairs

Design duo Charles and Ray Eames created some of the most well-recognised furniture pieces of all time. The husband and wife designers lived in California and were central figures in design innovation of the post-war decades. Their ethos was simple, and inspiring: 'Getting the most of the best to the greatest number of people for the least'. Like their thinking, their designs were revolutionary, and the unwavering popularity of their products to this day suggests an accomplishment of their goals.

greyEames Plastic DAW Armchair

charles-eamesCharles Eames and the Plastic DSR Side Chair

The Eames’ Plastic Chair collection has become one of their most well-known and desirable designs. These chairs were the first example of a one-piece seat made from moulded plastic, a material previously unknown in the furniture industry. The chairs debuted at the ‘Low-Cost Furniture Design’ competition at MOMA in 1948, and two years later the Plastic Armchair and the Plastic Side Chair launched on the market as the first mass-produced plastic chairs in history.

In nearly 70 years of their production, little else has rivalled the Eames’ design for a simple chair, contoured to the body, easily produced yet graceful and stylish.

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Annabel Sheen

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